Layering plants

Layering is one of the easiest methods oj propagation, and it has the added advantage of being more or less foolproof. It is used primarily as a way of increasing a wide range of shrubs, trees, and climbers, and can also be used for propagating some soft fruits.
Layering, in which new plants are encouraged to grow from the stems of the parent plant while these are still attached, makes use of the natural tendency to produce new roots (known as adventitious roots) where a wound occurs in the cambium of the plant (the layer immediately under the bark). You can make use of this tendency by cutting through the outer part of the stem and ensuring that the wound is placed in contact with soil that is then kept sufficiently moist. Layering can be done
either by pegging down a cut shoot or by wrapping the cut area with sphagnum moss that is wrapped in a clear plastic bag. “I here are several different methods of layering, each suitable for use with plants displaying particular characteristics.

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